Researchers from the University of Manitoba are working with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and other partners on research projects related to drinking water and sanitation as a human right.
Advocating for Clean Water in First Nations (social science)
- Is water a human right? (video)
- Water infrastructure and well-being among First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals in Canada: what does the data tell us?
- Barriers to change
- From research to action (ongoing)
Legal strategies: (video)
- Karen Busby, “Exercising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation,” Water Canada, Feb. 2017
- Karen Busby, “‘Providing Essential Services of Reasonable Quality to All Canadians’: Understanding Section 36(1)(c) of the Constitution Act, 1982,” Review of Constitutional Studies 20(2) (2016): 191-212.
- Karen Busby, “Troubling Waters: Recent Developments in Canada on International Law and the Right to Water and Sanitation” (2016) 5:1 Canadian Journal of Human Rights 1.
- Aimée Craft, Giving and receiving life from Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin (our water law) research (2016 book chapter)
- Anishinaabe Nibi Inaakonigewin (water law) report by Aimée Craft (see video)
- Legal principles
- “Canada’s Complicity in Water Discrimination on Reserves: The Case for a Complaint under the Canadian Human Rights Act,” (student paper, 2017)
- “Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act: Recommendations on Amendments to Respond to First Nations Concerns,” (student paper, 2017)
- Detection of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Source and Drinking Water Samples from a First Nation Community in Canada
- Bacteria in drinking water sources of a First Nation reserve in Canada
Previous water rights conferences
Clean water litigation workshop (2015)
Anishinaabe water gatherings (2013-2017)
Seminar series on First Nations and the Right to Water
Research planning symposium (2012)
New water rights report taps Elder testimony (CBC, 2014)
Quenching a thirst, UM Today (2013)
Radio interview with Centre for Human Rights manager Helen Fallding. (2012)